World Meijin

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The World Meijin is an invitational Go competition consisting of one player each from China, Japan, and South Korea.


The tournament consists of three players. One of the three players is given a bye. The remaining two players play a match, with the winner progressing to the final. The loser of the first match plays the player with the bye, with the winner of this match progressing to the final. The winner of the first match then plays the winner of the second match to decide the winner of the title.[1]

Gu Li, representing China, was the winner of the first edition, defeating Lee Chang-ho in the final.[1]

Past winners and runners-up[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up Third place
2010 Gu Li Lee Chang-ho Iyama Yuta


  1. ^ a b "1st Meijin". Retrieved 31 May 2011.